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Welcome to Lakeland Library's Reference Staff!
Welcome to Lakeland Library's Reference staff. We are excited that you are part of the team! Please use the information in this guide to assist you throughout your time at Lakeland, including during training, periods of evaluation, and when seeking out professional development opportunities. We also encourage you to provide feedback and suggestions for additional resources on the "help" tab of this guide.
General Onboarding Information
About the library
Safety and parking
Part-time faculty resources
- See the part-time faculty tab in myLakeland for information about part-time faculty resources, benefits, and committees. Access will require you to login with your myLakeland credentials.
Information Literacy Instruction Guidelines & Procedures
ENGL 1110-1111 Instruction Objectives
English 1110 & 1111 are fundamental college composition classes. The information literacy instruction sessions that we provide for the English 1110 and 1111 classes often serve as a student’s only introduction to the Lakeland Library and college level research. By the time they leave this session, they should be more thoroughly prepared to use the library and do research at the college level.
Fall 2022 - Part-Time Faculty Fall Conference Week - Recorded Proceedings
Reference Librarian Training Checklist
The following checklist should be completed with a Team Leader within the first 30 days of employment. Completed checklists should be submitted to the Library Program Chair for review.
Reference Service Expectations
Provides guidelines for face-to-face and chat reference services.
One-On-One Research Assistance Appointment Procedure
Provides guidelines for face-to-face and online one-on-one research assistance appointments.
One-On-One Research Assistance Appointment Request Form
Students may complete this printed form face-to-face or the digital form linked to the myLakeland library homepage to request a one-on-one personal research assistance appointment. Printed forms are typically available at the reference desk.
Interlibrary Loan Request Procedure
Provides guidelines for managing interlibrary loan requests.
Liaison Program Expectations
Provides guidelines for serving as subject liaison to assigned academic departments.
Liaison Program Assignments
Contains current liaison academic department assignments. New assignments will be posted every semester.
Collection Development Procedure
Contains guidelines for ordering new materials, reviewing donations, and weeding.
Collection Development Map
Contains Liaison Librarian subject area assignments that map to the entire print collection. The Collection Development Map is updated each semester.
Collection Analysis Procedure
Every other year, Librarians complete a comprehensive analysis of the print collection. The project includes a department-wide statistical analysis of collection age and usage utilizing the procedure detailed here. The next collection analysis project is scheduled for Spring 2023.
Collection Analysis Report Template
Librarians utilize this template to complete reports for each assigned collection area during the collection analysis project, every other year. The next collection analysis project is scheduled for Spring 2023.
Tips and FAQs
- Where can I find passwords to refchat, the reference voicemail, reflibrarian email account, and the locked doors? A: Refchat, Teams, LibGuides, and your personal email all require personal logins. For general accounts and the locked doors, ask a Team Leader for more information.
- I'm not sure how to make a LibGuide, where do I find that information? A: For additional help navigating new technology, schedule an appointment with a Team Leader, ask colleagues in the Library, and/or check out the professional development tab on this guide for tutorials.
- What hours will I be expected to work each semester? A: New reference librarians are hired to work specific hours during the first semester of employment, determined by the Library Program Chair. During subsequent semesters, the Library Program Chair will provide all reference librarians with a schedule several weeks prior to the start of the next semester. Schedules are subject to change from semester to semester, but generally remain static within a single semester. Break weeks (between fall and spring semester, and summer) are typically staffed by full-time reference librarians only.